Mangrove Jack

Targeting Mangrove Jack

G’DAY everyone, in this month’s article I will offer you a few tips for chasing the hard-fighting mangrove jack. January and February have always been my favourite months to target jacks because they tend to school up and feed more freely before the cooler winter period arrives. Unlike some of the systems in the far north of the country, the Gold …

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Wind Drops and Anglers Head Offshore

Long tail and mac tuna have been seen feeding in the vicinity of Laguna bay and Sunshine reef, the tell tail sign to look for is dive bombing birds, 30 to 60 gram silver slugs and 4-5” jerk shad style soft plastics have been working a treat. Snapper, sweetlip, tuskies and the ever popular coral trout have all been in …

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Pointers from Pilgrimage to Hinchinbrook

MY family and I recently made our annual trip to Hinchinbrook Island in north Queensland. The best barra of the trip (caught by yours truly) was landed off the bank at night. Good thing there weren’t any snapping handbags around because to land it I had to stand in the water. Yes I know the dangers of crocodiles but we didn’t have …

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Monduran Fingerlings Released

Just keep any eye out for those large banana prawns that seem to pop up around either of the moon phases.  Some really nice mud crabs are also just starting to move so dust off the pots and try to catch a fantastic feed for Christmas. Lake Gregpry has been on fire for bass.  Tackle World Bundaberg team member, Shane …

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It’s a (Mangrove) Jack Attack

There has been the odd jew coming from the deeper stretches of the ski run on lures like the 20g Jackson pin tails. Good numbers of flathead on the outgoing tide from around the frying pan and in the woods bays. Gladiator prawns have been doing most of the damage as well as 140mm squidgy wriggler in clear gremlin colour …

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Prawns and Crabs Running After Recent Rains

After the recent rains the local prawn population has really come to life, paired with a new moon from the past week the Noosa River is an influx of tasty little crustaceans! Now if you’re chasing prawns for the table or simply want to target big fish then you need to go out for them after dark. When the sun …

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Beautiful Fishing this Weekend at the Sunshine Coast

Well we have some hot, warm conditions to look forward to over the weekend. Finally we can call this beautiful place the Sunshine Coast. The Offshore conditions are perfect for the early morning fish. Next to no wind and swell have been predicted. The mackerel will be worth chasing in the sun using some chrome lures, trolling lures and baits. Taking …

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Warmer weather means the fish are chewing!

Though if you want to have some fun have a go chasing the whiting on surface lures, with the 65mm Fish Candy Skinny Dog producing the better numbers and the odd elbow slapper. Though the water is warm the trevally schools have be present throughout the Tewantin Ski Run and Woods Bays. Using surface lures early morning like the River2Sea …

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Mangrove Jack the Flavour of the Month at Tin Can Bay

Despite the storms last weekend was a cracker for the majority of the time which saw plenty of people taking advantage and hitting the water. Yet again it was mangrove jack that was the flavour of the month with several reports of good fish being caught with the best going 60cm caught by one very happy Rainbow Beach local. Whiting, …

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Persistence Pays Off in Bundaberg Estuaries

As the tide slowly began to drop, these somewhat safe shallows started draining, forcing the smaller fish and bait into dangerous territory, and we attempted to imitate the nervous bait using soft plastic and hard-bodied lures. A hot fishing session earlier in the year resulted from casting around this draining ledge, so I was itching for another hot barramundi bite this …

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